When most people think about Breckenridge, Colorado, they think skiing but Breckenridge has so much more to offer visitors. There’s great biking, hiking, horseback riding and fly fishing, plus year-round shopping and dining along Breckenridge’s charming Victorian Main Street. But perhaps the most fun warm-weather activity available in Breckenridge is Colorado white water rafting trips.
From Breckenridge, Colorado white water rafting trips are close, convenient, fun and one of the best ways to experience the Rocky Mountains. Not far from Breckenridge there are four fabulous rivers to choose from, most of which offer half-day and full-day white water rafting trips. You’ll find choices that are appropriate for beginners, intermediate rafters and expert whitewater enthusiasts. Highside Adventure Tours offers the following Breckenridge rafting choices:
Blue River — The most convenient white water rafting trip begins in Breckenridge. The Blue River is Summit County’s only whitewater river and one of the few opportunities for high country river rafting in the state. Exquisitely scenic, our Blue River rafting trip boasts gorgeous views of some of the highest peaks in Colorado, including the mountains in the stunning Gore Range. This half-day adventure is a great Breckenridge rafting trip.
Clear Creek — Clear Creek is the next most convenient choice for Breckenridge, Colorado white water rafting trips. This trip starts out about 50 minutes east of Breckenridge in the historic mining town of Idaho Springs and offers full- and half-day rafting trips for all ages and all levels. Our Clear Creek page describes all your whitewater rafting options. You’ll find fun combination trips such as half day rafting followed by a tour of a historic mine, a half-day raft trip followed by a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs of the Indian Springs resort or a half-day Vail Pass bike ride followed by a river run.
The Colorado River — This Breckenridge rafting adventure meets at our basecamp on the town’s Main Street. Together, we drive roughly an hour to our remote canyon put-in. The Colorado River is one of the classic rivers in the United States. Starting high in the Colorado Rockies, and eventually flowing through the Grand Canyon, the Colorado is the setting for some great mountain and canyon scenery, natural hot springs and old pioneer cabins.
Arkansas River — This Breckenridge rafting trip starts about 1.25 hours south of Breckenridge in Buena Vista, Colorado. Buena Vista means “beautiful view” in Spanish, and they’re not kidding! The 14,000-foot Collegiate Peaks and the Arkansas River valley are simply beautiful. Along with the thrill of rafting the most popular commercial river in the U.S., the surroundings help make the trip even more worthwhile. Buena Vista is a town worth visiting as well; don’t miss the two fabulous hot springs just outside of town. We offer full- and half-day Arkansas River whitewater rafting trips for all levels and all ages.
In addition to convenient Breckenridge, Colorado white water rafting trips, the area has much to offer. For hardcore mountain bikers to leisurely riders, there are lots of great biking trips available. The Peaks Trail from Breckenridge to Frisco is known as one of the best singletrack mountain biking trails in the country, and it makes for a great downhill hike. The excellent Summit County bike path system includes a path around beautiful Lake Dillon which frequently reflects Colorado’s breathtaking blue skies and is surrounded by the high peaks of Summit County.
Additionally, the Vail Pass Downhill Bike trip offers 14 miles of downhill bliss on a scenic trail that winds along Tenmile Creek and through Copper Mountain Resort. This is a ride not to miss!
A charming, Victorian-era mountain town with much of the architecture from its mining past still preserved, Breckenridge offers wonderful shopping, browsing, eating and lodging; boating and sailing on nearby Lake Dillon; plus a number of special events such as music festivals, art shows, beer tasting, a barbecue challenge and more. Breckenridge offers something for everyone in the family; just be sure to include a Breckenridge rafting trip in your plans!
Summit County is one of the most scenic counties in Colorado. To many, Summit County IS Colorado’s high country, home to four world-class ski resorts and some of the highest mountain peaks in Colorado. Though Summit County’s reputation was made by its world-class ski mountains — Arapahoe Basin, Copper, Keystone, Breckenridge and Vail are just minutes away — Summit County’s warm weather outdoor activities are just as fabulous. Join us in Breckenridge for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, boating and the don’t-miss thrill of Summit County, Colorado white water rafting trips.
Contact us today for more information about things to do during your stay in Breckenridge!